Yankee Stadium Events today announced that Yankee Stadium will host a college football matchup between ACC rivals Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh on November 11, 2023. The game will be a rematch of the very first college football game played at the original Yankee Stadium 100 years ago on October 20, 1923 — a 3-0 victory by the Orange. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the original Yankee Stadium, which took place on April 18, 1923, with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox that included the building’s first home run — a three-run, third-inning shot by Babe Ruth.
Ticket information for the November 11 game is not yet available, however fans may visit www.yankees.com/football and follow @yankeestadium on social media for updates. The start time of the game is also yet to be determined.
Syracuse has a rich history of collegiate matchups at the home of the Yankees, including participation in the most recent Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl on December 29, 2022 vs. Minnesota, in which they lost a tight contest, 28-20. In total, Syracuse participated in six games at the original Yankee Stadium, going 5-1.